I don’t really know how to make a 32 tooth gear out of wood. My robotics teacher advised me to try drawing it in auto-CAD, printing it, and then using the band saw to make more precise cuts. I will try this on Monday.
I am building a scale model of a catapult in wood shop. the integrity of the frame is crucial for the catapult to work properly and I am pretty confident it will hold.
Hitachi 12CMS on DWX723 stand with extra wide supports; This saw and stand combo is working well for me. I use the stock material supports and stops as well as the wider support / stops. Works really well when working with 20’ stock, I used it extensively this summer to cut 18’ – 20’ ipe lengths, stand is very sturdy, my only complaint is really with the stock supports / stops. I find that repeat cuts with the stock stops are not all that accurate, the tension thum...
Watch here Sharping a saw for the first time
Previously I completed the glue up. After the glue cured, I removed the clamps and got started cleaning everything up. I trimmed off the excess material on the pins using my 60 1/2 LA Block Plane which worked great. I did notice a small crack in the top panel (Which I already knew about before the glue up. And with the pins cleared off, gaps from poor fitting began to show. I experimented with a couple of adhesives and saw dust as gap fillers. I tried the hide glue with saw dust and ...
I did an out of the box review, and comparison test between the Drill Master, and the General EZ Pocket hole jig. Like always I have it posted to my Blogger site.” Generally speaking, the General does the job, but is a little harder going between workpieces, and lacks adjsutment. For simplicity sake though, it is a real winner… The Drill Master, although far from perfect (nothing really is anyway), it blows away the General when you have a lot of pocket holes to make, an...
This blog entry is further in the past than the previous one, sharp-sighted will notice that leg vise is not ready yet here. I believe it’s not a big deal, so here we go…...At the very beginning of the project I wanted to build some kind of folding workbench, but as project evolved I rejected this folding approach and decided to build solid yet collapsible bench. Thus I started to figure how to mount benchtop on the base when both were ready. Here’s what I came up with:...
First cuts into the Sawcliffe Green man….let me extol the wonders of my new found favorite wood, Alaskan yellow cedar! I am already addicted to it’s texture. It has more resistance to the tool than basswood as it is somewhat more dense, and although the grain is tighter, fine, fingerprint like figure comes to light with every slice of the gouge. The hardness, while easy to cut through and cooperative in every direction (no tear out, splinters, or flaking here!), will compliment th...
This build is taking a lot longer to finish than it was supposed to. I had figured to be finished with it at the end of January, but I ran into some aches and pains, so I haven’t been in the shop as much as I would have liked. I have been working on the Chevy on a hit and miss basis though, mostly miss. I have been using Paul’s aka Shipwright Sketchup drawing of his own design. The drawings include dimensions, but I can’t see them too well so I used the tape tool to meas...
Growing up in a family of six on a First Sergeant’s pay, meant that my parent’s provided my brothers and I with what we needed but there wasn’t much left over for extras. My father actually learned to refinish antiques because busted-up old – what other people called trash – antiques were cheaper than buying couches, beds, and dining room tables. The remainder of this week’s blog is now available on my website. Check it out.
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